There are loads of events happening at the end of this year and into 2024 – make sure you mark them in your diaries!
October 14 & 15
Old Dunolly Racecourse, VIC
Head to Dunolly to feast your eyes on some vintage machinery, engines, cars and trucks, as well as historic memorabilia, this weekend. Saturday will feature a tractor test and tune, while Sunday’s highlight will be a tractor pull. Camping is available for exhibitors onsite. For more information contact Dennis Boothey on 0429 429 119.
Boort Park, VIC
Gates open at 10am for a day of family fun, with live music, fireworks, a shearing competition and much more. Pre-entry is not required for the truck show and there will be trophies for all category winners. Full bar and food facilities are also available, with free camping on Friday and Saturday night. For more information contact Heath on 0428202132.
Urana Sportsground, NSW
The Urana Vintage Machinery Rally and Truck Show kicks off with a Vintage Tractor Trek leaving Victoria Park at 9am. Expect a host of vintage engines and tractors on display, as well as a vintage tractor pull, truck show, Show ‘n’ Shine, and hospital fete. Night entertainment will be provided by Smokey & The Bandit. Entry is $5 for adults and free for children under 16, and there’s also free camping and showers all weekend. Cabins and powered sites will be available across the road at the Urana Caravan Park.
The Technology & Maintenance Conference (TMC) in-person event is back after four years. The event aims to bring new ideas, expert advice, and strategies to help transport operators save thousands of dollars through improved maintenance and purchasing strategies. The TMC program committee is seeking expressions of interest from people to propose sessions, workshops or to be part of a panel at TMC 2023. The program will cover topics including technology, safety, productivity, environment, costs and industry careers. Registrations to be launched soon.
VTA Alternative Fuels Summit
Now in its second year, the event will feature a broad array of experts and policymakers to explore how the transport, freight and logistics industry can embrace alternative fuels while also meeting the growing freight needs of the nation.
Held in conjunction with Waste Expo 2023, the breakfast will deliver an exploration of the crucial intersection of environmental sustainability, waste management and regulatory compliance, via a tremendous line-up of speakers.
Starting at the Sydney Dragway, the convoy will make its way to the Hawkesbury Showground in Clarendon for a day filled with fun and festivities for the whole family. The event will raise funds for the NETS Ambulance Service.
Following a successful 2022 event, planning is already underway to make the 2023 Brisbane Convoy for Kids even bigger and better. Along with the main convoy, there will be a truck show, family fun and entertainment, and an evening fireworks display.
Murray Bridge, SA
Honouring truck drivers who have lost their lives, the White Hill Truck Drivers Memorial now has over 100 names. This special day will begin with a convoy, with trucks meeting at White Hill. Each truck will wear a banner and head down the hill towards the monument, where they will line up and toot their air horn ahead of the service that will take place at 11am.
Bendigo Show Grounds, VIC
Truckies Against Bullying was founded by Andrew and Sandy Lattin after their kids endured severe bullying at school. Their aim is to raise awareness and find solutions to the problems associated with bullying within our schools, communities and workplaces, as well as within the trucking industry. The Truckies Against Bullying Truck, Car and Bike Show is their first event, and will feature a truck convoy, food and market stalls, face painting and much more. Gates open 10am to 4pm.
Mullumbimby Showground, NSW
Held in conjunction with the annual Mullumbimby Agricultural Show, the Mullumbimby Truck Show will feature a truck parade through town to the showgrounds at 11am. There will also be a host of activities on offer for all the family, including sideshow alley, rides, food vans, full bar facilities and live music, as well as horse and cattle events. Truck registrations open from 9am at the Mullumbimby Industrial Estate off Manns Rd.
Goulburn Showgrounds, NSW
A jam-packed day of fun for the whole family at Goulburn Showground, Braidwood Road. On the day there will be a huge array of trucks on display following the convoy, free carnival rides, entertainment galore including the return of Bluey and Bingo, activities and interactive games for the kids plus much more. A variety of food and refreshment stations will be available. Entry for kids is free. The Convoy for Kids Goulburn charity provides financial assistance to local families who have a child living with a permanent disability, special need, cancer or terminal illness.
Held at the Maffra Recreation Grounds on Newry Road, the East Gippsland Heritage Truck Display is open to all trucks of any age, reflecting the history of transport in Australia. There’ll also be live music, catering and kids’ entertainment, including a jumping castle and model trucks. Free camping is also available for exhibitors.
Appin South 32 Colliery to Shellharbour Airport, NSW
The Illawarra community’s 18th annual big convoy. Bikes will leave Illawarra Coal’s Westcliff Colliery on Appin Rd at around 8.15am, followed by family’s buses then lead. Non-lead trucks will join at Maddens Plains to Mount Ousley, Warrawong to Shellharbour Airport. There will be a family fun day at Shellharbour airport (COVID restrictions permitting). Fundraising will continue online with a silent auction, raffles and merchandise with monies raised to be distributed via the Illawarra Community Foundation to charities and families in need within the Illawarra and South Coast regions.
Held at Campbells Creek Recreation Reserve and organised by the Castlemaine Rotary Club, entries will soon open for the Castlemaine Rotary Truck Show.
January 13-14, 2024
Geelong Showgrounds, VIC
The Geelong Classic Truck and Machinery Show is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in 2024, and tickets are already on sale. The weekend will feature everything from trucks to farm machinery to a vintage tractor pull, with a huge variety of model clubs and hobby displays.
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